QWSTION Bananatex Bags

How can the fashion of the future be designed to better meet the growing challenge of environmentally harmful fashion and textile production?

Following this question, we are constantly discovering new innovative products and business concepts on the topic of sustainability and circularity in fashion, which we would like to present as our "Beneficial Discoveries". Following our exhibition "How to make fashion of the future environmentally sound" in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment at the beginning of 2020, we are now also showcasing successful clothing examples in a digital form. The fashion designers, brands and products we have selected show how quality, innovation and beauty can lead to more environmentally friendly as well as aesthetically and culturally rich fashion. They provide first possible answers and approaches for the future.


The Swiss backpack brand QWSTION developed Bananatex® under an open-source project, the first technical and durable fabric made from fibers of the renewable Abacá banana plant, which is naturally cultivated sustainably in the Philippine highlands .Water-repellent quality is reinforced by a coating of beeswax and Ruco®-Dry Eco Plus finish.

For QWSTION, developing its own materials is the key to sustainability.

Outer fabric and straps made of 100% Bananatex®

Lining made of 100% merino wool

Brown vegetable tanned leather


Photos: QWSTION